The Wide Receiver Super Chart (2018 Fantasy Football Rankings)

Aug 9, 2018

Keelan Cole is poised to finish the season higher than his ADP and his ECR

One of the key aspects to being a successful fantasy football player at any level is preparation. Preparation comes in various forms, and there is no right or wrong way to do it. What works for one fantasy player may not work best for another. I am a 14-year fantasy football veteran and play in several high stakes leagues every year, yet I am still always learning and finding new ways to prepare. Average Draft Position (ADP), Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR), Strength of Schedule (SOS), consistency ratings, and past fantasy rankings are some excellent tools to prep for upcoming drafts. The only problem is the amount of time it takes to research all of those categories for every player at every position.

Well, what if I told you that all of that information plus more could be found all in one spot? That would be pretty awesome, right? You’re in luck because we here at FantasyPros have got you covered! Before we get to the Wide Receiver Super Chart, here is a quick overview of each category:

  • Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR): The average rankings from a group of experts in the fantasy industry, compiled by FantasyPros.
  • Average Draft Position (ADP): Data taken from Fantasy Football Calculator.
  • Last Year (LY)/2016/2015 Rank: Where the player finished among his position at the conclusion of the listed season. These rankings are based on points per game, which is a more accurate measure for determining a player’s true upside and value.
  • 15+ Point (PT.) Game (GM): Percentage of games with 15 or more fantasy points in 2017.
  • 20+ Point (PT.) Game (GM): Percentage of games with 20 or more fantasy points in 2017.
  • FPPG: Fantasy points per game in 2017, based on PPR formats.
  • Strength of Schedule (SOS): Strength of Schedule rankings from Weeks 1-16. The lower the rankings, the easier the matchups are. SOS data is taken from FF Toolbox.

Best Use of the Super Chart

The best way to utilize this super chart is to spend some time studying it before your draft. Print a copy and use it as your cheat sheet on draft day so you still have access to all of the numbers, as well as the ECR and ADP from respected individuals in the fantasy football industry. For updated ECRs and ADPs, follow @1ststopfantasy on Twitter.

There is so much information that we just cannot fit it onto one page. Here is a sample of the Wide Receiver Super Chart and to view the chart in its entirety, please click here.

* = Player missed at least four games that season, thus potentially affecting that particular category.

ECR Player Bye  ADP 2017 RK 12+pt gm 20+ pt gm FPPG SOS 2017 Stats 2016 Stats 2015 Stats Age
1 Antonio Brown 7 5.1 WR 1 71% 57% 22.2 21st 101 – 1,533 – 9 106 – 1,284 – 12 136 – 1,834 – 10 29
2 DeAndre Hopkins 10 8.5 WR 2 93% 33% 20.7 25th 96 – 1,378 – 13 78 – 954 – 4 111 – 1,521 – 11 26
3 Odell Beckham 9 10.5 WR 3 75% 50% 18.5 7th 25 – 302 – 3* 101 – 1,367 – 10 96 – 1,450 – 13 25
4 Julio Jones 8 13.8 WR 7 63% 19% 15.9 1st 88 – 1,444 – 3 83 – 1,409 – 6 136 – 1,871 – 8 29
5 Michael Thomas 6 15.3 WR 6 75% 31% 16.2 8th 104 – 1,245 – 5 92 – 1,137 – 9 N/A 25
6 Keenan Allen 8 16.4 WR 4 50% 25% 16.7 23rd 102 – 1,393 – 6 6 – 63 – 0* 67 – 725 – 4* 26
7 Davante Adams 7 18.7 WR 7 64% 36% 15.9 18th 74 – 885 – 10 75 – 997 – 12 50 – 483 – 1 25
8 A.J. Green 9 20.1 WR 12 50% 25% 14.9 30th 75 – 1,078 – 8 66 – 964 – 4* 86 – 1,297 – 10 29
9 Mike Evans 5 24.5 WR 16 67% 13% 13.6 6th 71 – 1,001 – 5 96 – 1,321 – 12 74 – 1,206 – 3 24
10 Adam Thielen 10 29.5 WR 11 56% 31% 15.2 16th 91 – 1,276 – 4 69 – 967 – 5 12 – 144 – 0 27
11 Doug Baldwin 7 26.8 WR 18 56% 25% 13.4 11th 75 – 991 – 8 94 – 1,128 – 7 78 – 1,069 – 14 29
12 Larry Fitzgerald 9 33.7 WR 5 63% 38% 16.5 5th 109 – 1,156 – 6 107 – 1,023 – 6 109 – 1,215 – 9 34
13 T.Y. Hilton 9 27 WR 33 31% 19% 11.4 32nd 57 – 966 – 4 91 – 1,448 – 6 69 – 1,124 – 5 28
14 Stefon Diggs 10 32.4 WR 14 64% 14% 13.9 16th 64 – 849 – 8 84 – 903 – 3 52 – 720 – 4 24
15 Demaryius Thomas 10 39.6 WR 25 50% 19% 12.5 19th 83 – 949 – 5 90 – 1,083 – 5 105 – 1,304 – 6 30
16 Tyreek Hill 12 32.6 WR 7 67% 27% 15.9 27th 75 – 1,183 – 7 61 – 593 – 6 N/A 24
17 Amari Cooper 7 36.3 WR 43 29% 14% 10.6 22nd 48 – 680 – 7 83 – 1,153 – 5 72 – 1,070 – 6 24
18 Golden Tate 6 44.6 WR 20 56% 31% 13.3 14th 92 – 1,003 – 5 91 – 1,077 – 4 90 – 813 – 6 29
19 Allen Robinson 5 45.5 N/A N/A N/A N/A 9th 1 – 17 – 0* 73 – 883 – 6 80 – 1,400 – 14 24
20 Alshon Jeffery 9 51.4 WR 23 44% 13% 12.9 15th 57 – 789 – 9 52 – 821 – 2* 54 – 807 – 4* 28
21 Jarvis Landry 11 53 WR 10 69% 31% 15.7 31st 112 – 987 – 9 94 – 1,136 – 4 110 – 1,157 – 4 25
22 JuJu Smith-Schuster 7 43.5 WR 25 43% 21% 12.5 21st 58 – 917 – 7 N/A N/A 21
23 Brandin Cooks 12 47.8 WR 18 56% 19% 13.4 13th 65 – 1,082 – 7 78 – 1,173, 8 84 – 1,138 – 9 24
24 Josh Gordon 11 41.7 WR 44 60% 0% 10.5 31st 18 – 335 – 1* N/A N/A 27
25 Marvin Jones 6 59.3 WR 15 44% 13% 13.8 14th 61 – 1,101 – 9 55 – 930 – 4 65 – 816 – 4 28
26 Michael Crabtree 10 64.3 WR 13 57% 21% 14 29th 58 – 618 – 8 89 – 1,003 – 8 85 – 922 – 9 30
27 Corey Davis 8 60.9 WR 74 18% 0% 7 28th 34 – 375 – 0* N/A N/A 23
28 Pierre Garcon 11 75.9 WR 36 38% 13% 11.3 12th 40 – 500 – 0* 79 – 1,041 – 3 72 – 777 – 6 31
29 Sammy Watkins 12 68.2 WR 50 40% 7% 9.8 27th 39 – 593 – 8 28 – 430 – 2* 60 – 1,047 – 9 25
30 Emmanuel Sanders 10 79.2 WR 54 42% 8% 9.5 19th 47 – 555 – 2* 79 – 1,032 – 5 76 – 1,135 – 6 31
31 Chris Hogan 11 56.9 WR 27 44% 22% 12.2 26th 34 – 439 – 5* 38 – 680 – 4 36 – 450 – 2 29
32 Robert Woods 12 99.1 WR 16 50% 17% 13.6 13th 56 – 781 – 5* 51 – 613 – 1 47 – 552 – 3 26
33 Jamison Crowder 4 82.2 WR 38 40% 13% 11.1 10th 66 – 789 – 3 67 – 847 – 7 59 – 604 – 2 25
34 Randall Cobb 7 80.7 WR 40 40% 7% 10.9 18th 66 – 653 – 4 60 – 610 – 4 79 – 829 – 6 27
35 Cooper Kupp 12 90.7 WR 32 40% 7% 11.8 13th 62 – 869 – 5 N/A N/A 25
36 Devin Funchess 4 86.7 WR 29 50% 13% 12.1 2nd 63 – 840 – 8 23 – 371 – 4 31 – 473 – 5 24
37 Robby Anderson 11 92.1 WR 21 44% 13% 13.2 24th 63 – 941 – 7 42 – 587 – 2 N/A 25
38 Devante Parker 11 94.8 WR 50 54% 8% 9.8 3rd 57 – 670 – 1 56 – 744 – 4 26 – 494 – 3 25
39 Julian Edelman 11 66.6 N/A N/A N/A N/A 26th N/A 98 – 1,106 – 3 61 – 692 – 7* 32
40 Marquise Goodwin 11 99 WR 44 38% 6% 10.5 12th 56 – 962 – 2 29 – 431 – 3 2 – 24 – 0* 27
41 Sterling Shepard 9 111.6 WR 22 45% 27% 13.1 7th 59 – 731 – 2* 65 – 683 – 8 N/A 24
42 Nelson Agholor 9 115.3 WR 24 50% 13% 12.6 15th 62 – 768 – 8 36 – 365 – 2 23 – 283 – 1 25
43 Jordy Nelson 7 96.3 WR 50 27% 20% 9.8 22nd 53 – 482 – 6 97 – 1,257 – 14 N/A 33
44 Will Fuller 10 71.6 WR 27 40% 20% 12.2 25th 28 – 423 – 7* 47 – 635 – 2 N/A 24
45 Kenny Stills 11 130.3 WR 37 25% 13% 11.2 3rd 58 – 847 – 6 42 – 726 – 9 27 – 440 – 3 26
46 Kelvin Benjamin 11 118.2 WR 47 43% 0% 10 4th 48 – 692 – 3 63 – 941 – 7 N/A 27
47 Marqise Lee 9 123.8 WR 33 36% 14% 11.4 20th 56 – 702 – 3 63 – 851 – 3 15 – 191 – 1* 26
48 Rishard Matthews 8 132.3 WR 31 36% 21% 11.9 28th 53 – 795 – 4 65 – 945 – 9 43 – 662 – 4* 28
49 Allen Hurns 8 106.6 WR 46 30% 10% 10.3 17th 39 – 484 – 2* 35 – 477 – 3* 64 – 1,031 – 10 26
50 Josh Doctson 4 136.8 WR 63 19% 0% 8 10th 35 – 502 – 6 2 – 66 – 0* N/A 25
51 Kenny Golladay 6 143.5 WR 64 18% 9% 7.9 14th 28 – 477 – 3* N/A N/A 24
52 D.J. Moore 4 112.8 N/A N/A N/A N/A 2nd N/A N/A N/A 21
53 Cameron Meredith 6 121.7 N/A N/A N/A N/A 8th N/A 66 – 888 – 4 11 – 120 – 0* 25
54 Mohamed Sanu 8 162.8 WR 33 53% 13% 11.4 1st 67 – 703 – 5 59 – 653 – 4 33 – 394 – 0 28
55 DeSean Jackson 5 165.8 WR 49 43% 0% 9.9 6th 50 – 668 – 3 56 – 1,005 – 4 30 – 528 – 4* 31
56 Dez Bryant N/A N/A WR 29 50% 0% 12.1 N/A 69 – 838 – 6 50 – 796 – 8 31 – 401 – 3* 29
57 Tyler Lockett 7 156.2 WR 68 25% 6% 7.5 11th 45 – 555 – 2 41 – 597 – 1 51 – 664 – 6 25
58 Anthony Miller 5 147.4 N/A N/A N/A N/A 9th N/A N/A N/A 23
59 Paul Richardson 4 157.4 WR 47 19% 6% 10 10th 44 – 703 – 6 21 – 288 – 1 1 – 40 – 0* 26
60 Dede Westbrook 9 160 WR 42 N/A N/A 10.8 20th 27 – 339 – 1* N/A N/A 24
61 Tyrell Williams 8 163.6 WR 60 25% 13% 8.1 23rd 43 – 728 – 4 69 – 1,059 – 7 2 – 90 – 1* 26
62 Mike Williams 8 127.7 N/A N/A N/A N/A 23rd N/A N/A N/A 23
63 Calvin Ridley 8 114.5 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1st N/A N/A N/A 23
64 Ted Ginn 6 N/A WR 40 47% 6% 10.9 8th 53 – 787 – 4 54 – 752 – 4 44 – 739 – 10 33
65 Michael Gallup 8 145.9 N/A N/A N/A N/A 17th N/A N/A N/A 22
66 Danny Amendola 11 156.5 WR 55 33% 7% 9.3 3rd 61 – 659 – 2 23 – 243 – 4* 65 – 648 – 3 32
67 Chris Godwin 5 N/A WR 100+ 13% 6% 4.9 6th 34 – 525 – 1 N/A N/A 22
68 Cole Beasley 8 N/A WR 85 13% 0% 6.1 17th 36 – 314 – 4 75 – 833 – 5 52 – 536 – 5 29
69 Donte Moncrief 9 N/A WR 80 17% 0% 6.4 20th 26 – 391 – 2* 30 – 307 – 7* 64 – 733 – 6 24
70 Brandon Marshall 7 N/A WR 77 N/A N/A 6.7 11th 18 – 154 – 0* 59 – 788 – 3 109 – 1,502 – 14 34
71 Christian Kirk 9 164.7 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5th N/A N/A N/A 21
72 Corey Coleman 11 N/A WR 66 N/A N/A 7.8 31st 23 – 305 – 2* 33 – 413 – 3* N/A 23
73 Keelan Cole 9 164.5 WR 58 25% 6% 8.5 20th 42 – 748 – 3 N/A N/A 25
74 Geronimo Allison 7 139 WR 100+ N/A N/A 3.9 18th 23 – 253 – 0 12 – 202 – 2* N/A 24
75 Jordan Matthews 11 156.3 WR 94 N/A N/A 5.7 26th 25 – 282 – 1* 73 – 804 – 3 85 – 997 – 8 25
76 Jermaine Kearse 11 N/A WR 39 31% 19% 11 24th 65 – 810 – 5 41 – 510 – 1 49 – 685 – 5 28
77 Martavis Bryant 7 135.6 WR 57 27% 0% 8.6 22nd 50 – 603 – 3 N/A 50 – 765 – 6* 26
78 Quincy Enunwa 11 159.1 N/A N/A N/A N/A 24th N/A 58 – 857 – 4 22 – 315 – 0* 26
79 Terrance Williams 8 N/A WR 72 13% 6% 7.2 17th 53 – 568 – 0 44 – 594 – 4 52 – 840 – 3 28
80 Mike Wallace 9 N/A WR 53 40% 0% 9.7 15th 52 – 748 – 4 72 – 1,017 – 4 39 – 473 – 2 31
80+ Courtland Sutton 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 19th N/A N/A N/A 22
80+ Terrelle Pryor 11 N/A WR 83 22% 0% 24th 20 – 240 – 1* 77 – 1,007 – 4 1 – 42 – 0* 29
80+ Ryan Grant 9 N/A WR 60 19% 0% 8.1 32nd 45 – 573 – 4 9 – 76 – 0 23 – 268 – 2 27
80+ Dante Pettis 11 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12th N/A N/A N/A 22
80+ Willie Snead 10 N/A WR 100+ N/A N/A 1.9 29th 8 – 92 – 0* 72 – 895 – 4 69 – 984 – 3 25
80+ Albert Wilson 11 N/A WR 67 31% 8% 7.6 3rd 42 – 554 – 3 31 – 279 – 2 35 – 451 – 2 25
80+ James Washington 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 21st N/A N/A N/A 22
80+ Zay Jones 11 N/A WR 100+ 13% 0% 5.1 4th 27 – 316 – 2 N/A N/A 23
80+ Trent Taylor 11 N/A WR 79 13% 0% 6.5 12th 43 – 430 – 2 N/A N/A 24
80+ Torrey Smith 4 N/A WR 87 13% 0% 6 2nd 36 – 430 – 2 20 – 267 – 3* 33 – 663 – 4 29
80+ Deon Cain 9 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 32nd N/A N/A N/A 21
80+ Tre’Quan Smith 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8th N/A N/A N/A 22
80+ J’Mon Moore 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 18th N/A N/A N/A 23
80+ Ryan Switzer 7 N/A WR 100+ N/A N/A N/A 22nd 6 – 41 – 0 N/A N/A 23

 

WR Strategy Talk

Contrary to the running back position, the wide receiver draft class is extremely deep this year, which is one of the main reasons I stress the concept of drafting your backs early. However, that doesn’t mean you should completely ignore wide receivers in the early rounds. It’s difficult to recommend a specific strategy because there are so many variables, such as league rules and scoring, number of teams, number of rounds, and draft position. Having said that, in PPR 12-person leagues, I typically like to target one of the few elite receivers at the back-end of the first round or in the early second on the turn.

I always go into the early rounds with the mindset of taking any workhorse running back I can get, but if they are off the board, that is when I start to consider the wide receiver position next. One thing to keep in mind is that there are tons of starting-caliber receivers all the way up to the 10th or 11th round, and after that, there are still several sleepers with huge upside. Whereas with running backs, the steep drop off comes rather quickly as there are a very limited number of players I would consider taking in the double-digit rounds. Let me show you what I mean:

Running Backs

Player ADP 2017 Points Per Game
Aaron Jones 9.02 (97.8 overall) 8 FPPG
Chris Carson 9.07 (103 overall) 9.9 FPPG
Nick Chubb 9.10 (106 overall) N/A
Corey Clement 10.04 (112.4 overall) 6.2 FPPG
Nyheim Hines 10.09 (116.6 overall) N/A

 

Wide Receivers

Player ADP 2017 Points Per Game
Marquise Goodwin 9.03 (99 overall) 10.5 FPPG
Robert Woods 9.03 (99.1 overall) 13.6 FPPG
Allen Hurns 9.11 (106.6 overall) 9.9 FPPG
Nelson Agholor 10.07 (115.3 overall) 12.1 FPPG
Kelvin Benjamin 10.10 (118.2 overall) 9.7 FPPG

As you can see, I took five players from both position groups with nearly identical ADPs in the ninth and 10th round. Not only did the receivers outperform the listed running backs last season, but they are also in a prime position to do it again this year, probably by a much larger margin. Let’s break it down.

Aaron Jones is suspended for the first two games of the season and finds himself in a three-way rotation at best. Chris Carson will likely play second fiddle to Rashaad Penny in Seattle. Nick Chubb will also be in a three-way rotation with Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson. Corey Clement is listed as a backup to Jay Ajayi in Philadelphia. Nyheim Hines figures to be a third-down back working behind Marlon Mack and possibly Jordan Wilkins.

Compare that to the five receivers with a similar ADP. Marquise Goodwin is having a solid camp and looks destined to pick up where he left off last season when he finished as the WR8 during the final five weeks. Robert Woods was a top-20 WR in points per game and should produce similar numbers in 2018. Allen Hurns is listed as the number one receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. Nelson Agholor scored just two fewer points than Alshon Jeffery and will be a crucial part of one of the top passing offenses in the NFL. Kelvin Benjamin is the unquestioned number one receiver for a Bills team that will likely be trailing often, resulting in plenty of volume and garbage time opportunities.

The difference in quality between the backs and receivers in the mid-to-late rounds is substantial. Therefore, aim to go RB heavy early on and then load up with several WRs later in the draft to give your roster balance and the best chance to win.

Here is an example of a strong WR corps based on their current ADP if you are picking out of the six spot:

  • A.J. Green (Round 2)
  • Jarvis Landry (Round 5)
  • Randall Cobb (Round 7)
  • Allen Hurns (Round 9)
  • Nelson Agholor (Round 10)
  • Tyler Lockett (Round 13)

This is a very conservative, yet practical approach to the wide receiver position in PPR formats. This allows you the opportunity to select four running backs within the first six rounds, as well as landing a solid tight end in the eighth. Green gives you the elite production and ability. Landry gives you the high-floor WR2 with added PPR value, and Cobb and Agholor give you two quality starting receivers in high-volume passing offenses with two premier quarterbacks throwing to them. Hurns is a high-floor WR4 with WR2 upside as the Cowboys’ top receiver. Lastly, Lockett is as good as it gets for a WR6, likely playing opposite of Doug Baldwin in Seattle.

Quick Hits

  • DeAndre Hopkins was the most consistent fantasy WR in 2017, scoring 12-plus points in 93 percent of his matchups.
  • Antonio Brown scored 20 or more fantasy points in 57 percent of his matchups last year, which was 24 percent higher than the next best rating of 33 percent by Hopkins.
  • Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Doug Baldwin, Larry Fitzgerald, Jarvis Landry, and Brandin Cooks are the only receivers to rank in the top 20 in fantasy points per game in each of the past three seasons.
  • Josh Gordon, Corey Davis, Kelvin Benjamin, and Josh Doctson are the only receivers with an ECR of 50 or better who failed to score 20 or more points in a single game in 2017.
  • Larry Fitzgerald & Antonio Brown are the only two receivers to record 100-plus receptions in each of the past three seasons.

Best Values

1) Keelan Cole (JAX)
The Jaguars are loaded with depth at the receiver position, and it appears to be anyone’s guess as to who will start. Donte Moncrief signed a lucrative one-year deal, so Jacksonville has no long-term commitment to him and thus has no reason to automatically plug him into the starting lineup. Dede Westbrook showed some flashes, but missed nine games due to injury in his rookie season.

Marqise Lee has the most experience, but has only managed to stay healthy for one full season. Lee has also posted mediocre career-highs of 63 receptions, 851 yards, and three touchdowns. He is penciled in as a starter, but certainly can lose that job if he doesn’t start producing better numbers in a hurry. That leaves the best for last, Keelan Cole.

Cole exploded onto the scene halfway through his rookie year, as he ranked 13th in fantasy points during the second half of the season. He was even better in the fantasy playoffs, scoring 51.3 points in Weeks 14-16, good enough for second best and just one single yard behind DeAndre Hopkins for the top spot. The second-year receiver is a low-risk/high-reward pick based on his current ADP of Round 14. I don’t see any scenario where he doesn’t blow past his ECR of 73 amongst all wide receivers.

2) Tyler Lockett (SEA)
Despite playing through a PCL tear for most of the 2017 season, Lockett still managed to rank third on the team in yards with 555 on just 69 targets. That number should spike significantly for many reasons. For starters, the departures of Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson frees up 178 targets. The recent news of Doug Baldwin battling a knee ailment could result in the All-Pro either missing games or trying to play through a lingering injury.

The Seahawks defense continues to get significantly worse with Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor, and Richard Sherman no longer with the team. Earl Thomas could be another key defensive member not on the field if he doesn’t end his holdout. A weak defense will lead to more shootouts and will force Seattle to throw the ball more in 2018. These are all significant factors that boost Lockett’s fantasy value as the number two receiver on a high-volume passing offense. Give me Lockett in the 13th round all day and twice on Sundays.

3) Nelson Agholor (PHI)
Agholor is coming off a career-high in targets (95), receptions (62), yards (768), and touchdowns (eight). He also posted career highs in yards per reception with 12.4 and a 65.3-percent catch rate. Agholor has been praised for displaying incredible speed and reliable hands so far in camp. If those reports are true, then we could see the fourth-year receiver improve his stat line once again in 2018.

With Alshon Jeffery still recovering from surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Agholor emerge as the top receiver to start the season in Philly. Drafting a starting receiver with an elite quarterback in a pass-first offense in the 10th round is an exceptional value. As mentioned earlier, keep in mind that Agholor’s ADP is five rounds later than teammate Alshon Jeffery, even though he scored just two fewer points in 2017.

4) Kenny Stills (MIA)
After ranking 37th in fantasy points per game last season, Stills somehow has an ECR of 45. Is he going to drop eight spots with Jarvis Landry’s 160 targets freed up? Seems a little far-fetched, especially with DeVante Parker struggling throughout training camp. I fully expect Stills to lead the Dolphins in receptions and yards, while finishing the year as no worse than a WR3. The Miami receiver is currently being selected near the end of the 11th round.

5) Brandin Cooks (LAR)/Michael Crabtree (BAL)
Take your pick as both guys offer strong value based on their current ECRs and ADPs. Cooks has strung together three-consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and has scored an impressive 24 touchdowns during that span. He has an ECR of 23 despite never finishing worse than 18th in fantasy points per game.

Crabtree has scored at least eight touchdowns in three-straight years and has been a top-13 fantasy receiver in points per game in each of the past two seasons. He enters the 2018 campaign as the clear-cut top receiver for the Ravens and will likely be peppered with targets on a weekly basis. Crabtree has outperformed his current ECR of 26 on a points-per-game basis in each of the last three years. I don’t expect that to change now.


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